Monday, May 22, 2017

14-Year Old Alayna Easterly Deadlifts 147.5kg (3.1 Times Her Bodyweight)

5 USA Weightlifting Members in Contention for Senior IWF Positions

Best Foam Rollers

CrossFit Games South Region Recap: Reed and Collins Hold On

The 2017 CrossFit Games South Regional has come and gone, and familiar faces are atop of the leaderboard. Tennil Reed and Logan Collins managed to hold on to their first place positions and punch their tickets to the 2017 Games.

After the first day, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet was off to a strong start with two first place finishes, but was sooner after edged out on the second day by Games veteran Tennil Reed. With Reed’s third and second place finishes in event five and six, she was able to finish at the top spot with a mere 10 points above Leblanc-Bazinet. These two competitors dominated the individual women’s competition as Reed finished with 560 points, and Leblanc-Bazinet 550.

4-time Games veteran Margeaux Alvarez moved up one spot to claim third, and finished 69 points behind Leblanc-Bazinet. Games hopeful Bethany Branham took fourth and punched her first ticket to the Games. Alexis Johnson (1-time Games veteran) took fifth and punched her second ticket.

The men’s individual competitors saw much less movement in the top five after the second day. Logan Collins dominated the number one spot the whole weekend and finished 52 points above second. Two-time Games veteran Travis Williams moved up from fourth to second, while Dakota Rager bumped down one spot to third.

Elijah “EZ” Muhammad moved down one spot to fourth, and Tommy Vinas punched his first ticket to the game, as he controlled the number five spot for a majority of the weekend.

In terms of injuries, the Southern Region finished the weekend relatively unscathed, compared to the Eastern Region.

We’ve embedded the South Individual Event 6 video below in this article.

The top 5 standings after Day 1 for Women, Men, and Teams are below:


1. Tennil Reed
2. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
3. Margeaux Alvarez
4. Bethan Branham
5. Alexis Johnson


1. Logan Collins
2. Travis Williams
3. Dakota Rager
4. Elijah Muhammad
5. Tommy Vinas


1. Wasatch Brutes
2. Salt Lake City CF
3. Bigg Friends
4. CrossFit Omnia
5. Pillar CrossFit

Action concluded and wrapped up Sunday at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas.

Feature image screenshot from CrossFit® YouTube channel. 

The post CrossFit Games South Region Recap: Reed and Collins Hold On appeared first on BarBend.

Elliott Hulse Talks Strongman, Active Meditation, and Bioenergetics

I’m a Night Owl. Here’s What I Learned from Working Out at 6am

Sunday, May 21, 2017

CrossFit Games East Region Recap: Fraser & Reason-Thibault Win, Davidsdottir Finishes Second

To no one’s surprise, Katrin Davidsdottir is headed back to the Reebok CrossFit Games. What may surprise fans is that the 2-time defending Games Champion didn’t win the East Region like many assumed she would.

Games veteran Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault finished first overall in the East, with Davidsdottir close behind in second place. Rounding out the Top 5 for the women were Games veterans Kari Pearce and Dani Horan, followed by Chelsey Hughes, who will make her first Games appearance as an individual.

On the men’s side, Mat Fraser dominated the weekend, winning four events and finishing in 2nd and 3rd place on the other two. 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games 3rd place finisher Patrick Vellner finished in second, with Tim Paulson finishing in third. Cody Mooney and Michael Palomba rounded out the Top 5.

The final Top 5 standings for Men, Women, and Teams are posted below. We’ve also embedded Individual Event 6 below in this article.


1. Mat Fraser
2. Patrick Vellner
3. Tim Paulson
4. Cody Mooney
5. Michael Palomba


1. Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault
2. Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir
3. Kari Pearce
4. Dani Horan
5. Chelsey Hughes


1. Team Back Bay
2. Team CrossFit Milford
3. Reebok CrossFit One
4. CrossFit Queens
5. Ocean States Finest

It was a weekend filled with excitement and heartbreak in Albany, New York, as numerous elite men suffered pec injuries on Event 2.

Longtime fan favorite Lucas Parker also withdrew from competition and posted the below update on his Facebook page to keep viewers updated on his situation.

Featured image: CrossFit® on YouTube

The post CrossFit Games East Region Recap: Fraser & Reason-Thibault Win, Davidsdottir Finishes Second appeared first on BarBend.